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2016 Midyear Conference
February 14-16, Mobile, Alabama
Extending Out From the Core: The Profession in Practice


Presentation Materials
Monday, February 15
Keynote Address: Justice for the Poor-Ensuring A Fair Judicial Process For All @ Mobile Bay Ballroom (Speaker: Sam Brooke) Slides
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Keynote 2 Address: Perception is All There Is: How to Use Six Powerful (and Subtle) Non Verbal Behaviors to Influence and Persuade (Speaker: Linda Talley) eNewsletter
Court RX: Court Leaders As A Turn-Around Manager (Speaker: Janet Cornell) Slides
Employee Engagement: A Practical Approach (Speakers: Raymond Billotte, Danna Quinn, Cindy Reid & Brenda Wagenknecht-Ivey) Slides
Keynote 1 Follow-up: Justice for the Poor: From Theory to Practice (Speaker: Sam Brooke) Slides
Keynote 2 Follow-up: Impression Management: Judicious Decisions for Interacting with Others (Speaker: Linda Talley) Slides
Shared Interest Group: Adult Drug Courts: Incorporating the New Standards Into Practice (Facilitator: Amanda Stites) Slides
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Shared Interest Group: Human Trafficking: State Courts Taking Action (Facilitator: David Slayton) Slides
Shared Interest Group: Veterans' Treatment Courts: What Makes Them Different From Other Adult Problem-Solving Courts (Facilitators: Caroline Cooper and Hon. Robert T. Russell, Jr.) Slides
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Tuesday, February 16
Keynote Address: Pretrial Justice Reforms: A National Perspective (Speaker: Timothy Murray) Slides
From Silo To System: What Makes A Criminal Justice System Operate Like A System? (Speaker: Elaine Borakove) Slides
Improving Yourself and Your Court through Research (Moderator: Scott Griffith Panelists: Alexis Allen, Margaret Allen, Russell Brown, Neil Nesheim, Cheryl Stone, Connie Hickman Tanner, Victoria Vasquez) Research Papers:
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Meeting Technology Changes Head On: Advice From A Leadership Perspective (Speakers: Rod Olson, Chris Iverson & Dexter Thomas) Slides
Mindful Court Administrator (Speakers: Lance Wilson & Ken Gardner) Slides
Extending the NACM CORE to Your Court (Moderator: Paul DeLosh Speakers: Janet G. Cornell & T.J. BeMent) Slides
Improving Business Practices: Research & Lessons (Speakers: Matthew Johnson & Marcy Podkopacz) Slides
Meeting the Challenges of the New Civil Landscape: Recommendations for State Courts from the CCJ Civil Justice Committee (Speakers: Sherri Carter, Paula Hannaford & Hannah Lieberman) Slides
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Using Remote Technology To Deliver Services to Self-Represented Litigants (Speakers: John Greacen, Maria Livingston & Katherine Alteneder) Slides
Conference Endnote (Speaker: Kevin Bowling & Sarah Couture)

2015 Annual Conference, July 12-16
Committed To Excellence: Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow
Louisville, KY

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Monday, July 13  
  Keynote Address: Ethical Intelligence (Speaker: Dr. Bruce Weinstein)
  Achieving Excellence: Walk the Talk as a Court Leader (Speaker: Janet Cornell)
  Adult Guardianship WINGS Initiatives (Presenters: David Slayton, Amanda Stites and Erica Wood)
  Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Part 1 (Speaker: Hon. Paul Herbert)
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  Innovative Courts Encourage Dissent (Speaker: Hon. Kevin Burke)
  Keynote Follow Up: The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees (Speaker: Dr. Bruce Weinstein)
  The Role of Quasi Judicial Officers (Speakers: Hon. Richard Eadie, Paul Sherfey and Mark Weinberg)
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  COSCA Policy Paper 2014: Four Essential Elements Required to Deliver Justice in Limited Jurisdiction Courts in the 21st Century (Speaker: Arthur Pepin)
  Juvenile Court Data Sharing: A Case Study and Lessons Learned (Speakers: Kevin Bowling and Sandra Metcalf)
  Making the Case for Judicial Tools (Moderator: Yolanda Lewis)(Panel: Jean Bousquet, Laurie Dudgeon, and Hon. Constance Russell)
  NACM Core (Speakers: Mark Bittner and Joseph Wheeler)
  Why Don't They Understand? Getting Beyond the Obstacles in Integrated Justice Information Systems (Speakers: Mark Bittner and Joseph Wheeler)
  Why Should Anyone Be Led By You? (Speakers: Hon. Patricia Costello and Gordy Griller)
  Active Shooter: Best Practices in Court Security (Speakers: J.D. Gingerich and Chelsea Woodall)
  Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Part 2 (Speaker: Hon. Paul Herbert)
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  Let It Go, Change Never Bothered Me Anyway (Speakers: T.J. BeMent, Dexter Thomas, and David Wasson)
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  Practical Considerations in Trying Terrorism and Other High Profile Cases (Speaker: Hon. Loretta Preska)
  Promoting Collaborative State Administrative Office and Trial Court Relationships: Do You Have What It Takes? (Moderator: Laura Klaversma)(Panel: David Boyd, Pamela Harris, David Slayton, and Patti Tobias)
  Reengineering Courts in Crisis: Lessons from Detroit (Speakers: Gordy Griller and Hon. Michael Talbot)
  Fireside Chat: 30 Year NACM Retrospective (Moderator: Scott Griffith)(Panel: Vicky Carlson, Ernie Friesen and Will Simmons)
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  From Last to First: How a Training Unit Developed Excellent Court Leaders (on a Limited Budget!) (Speakers: Hector Cuevas and Amy Smith Fisher)
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  Innovative Courts Encourage Dissent (Speaker: Hon. Kevin Burke)
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  Trauma Informed Care (Speaker: Miriam Goodman)
  Will Courts Be Customer Driven in the Future?: Managing for Superior Customer Service (peakers: Jude Del Preore and Nina Thomas)
Tuesday, July 14
  Keynote Address: Unfinished Business: Improving Justice System Governance from the Magna Carta to Today (Speaker: Ernie Friesen)
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  Building Sustainable Mental Health Courts (MHCs): Performance Based Program Standards (Speakers: Kent Batty, Marcus Reinkensmeyer and Nicole Waters)
  Continuous Improvement in Ottawa County, Michigan Circuit and Probate Courts: A High Performance Court Framework Perspective (Speakers: Kevin Bowling, Sandra Metcalf and Brian Ostrom)
  Designing and Evaluating Non-Lawyer Legal Assistance Programs (Speakers: Tom Clarke and Rebecca Sandefur)
  Developing a Capital Courts Master Plan For a Rebounding Economy (Speakers: Ryan Critchfield, Robert Fisch, Belinda Powell and Hon. Eric Shepperd)
  Ensuring Digital Continuity – What's Your Plan? (Speaker: Nial Raaen)
  Keynote Follow Up: Governance in State Courts: The Judicial Council Model (Speakers: Ernie Friesen, Tim Ostby, Jeff Shorba and Hon. Teresa Warner)
  Conducting a Caseflow Analysis and Prompt Corrective Improvements (Speakers: Hon. Patricia Costello, Ernie Friesen, Gordon Griller, and Bob Wessels)
  Cyber and Information Safeguarding – Policy and Technology (Speakers: Hon. Rocky Coss and Ashwini Jarral)
  Enhancing Court Performance through Employee Engagement: A Practical Approach (Speakers: Raymond Billotte, Danna Quinn, Cindy Reid, and Brenda Wagenknecht-Ivey)
  Promoting and Expanding Language Access in State Courts (Speakers: Kathie O'Connell, Tricia Penrose and Raúl Pilling-Riefkohl)
  Reengineering to Better Serve the Self Represented: The Key to Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness in Court Operations (Speakers: Katherine Alteneder, Renee Kimball and Mike Williams)
  Shared Interest Group #1: So You Want to Speak at NACM? (Facilitator: Patricia Duggan)
  Shared Interest Group #2: Jury Managers Network (Facilitators: Paula Hanaford-Agor, and Pamela Wood)
  Shared Interest Group #3: International Court Administration (Facilitator: Norman Meyer)
  Shared Interest Group #4: Hot Topics (Facilitators: Shakeba Johnson and Alyce Roberts)
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  Shared Interest Group #5: Small, Mid-Size and Rural Courts (Facilitator: Tasha Ruth)
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  Shared Interest Group #6: Future NACM Board Members (Facilitator: Stephanie Hess and Dexter Thomas)
  Business and Complex Litigation Courts: New Approaches to Saving Time & Money (Speakers: Ray Billotte, Hon. Pamela Dembe, Hon. Frederick Horn, and Hon. Robert Moss)
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  The Courts, The Cloud and The Future (Speakers: Charles Byers, Iveta Topalova and Joseph Wheeler)
  The High Performance Court and Divorce Case Triage (Speakers: Debora Denny, Serpil Ergun, Brian Ostrom and Shannon Roth)
Wednesday, July 15    
  Know Your Red Routes! (And Other Technology Planning Tips for Today's Court Manager) (Speaker: Sue Humphreys and Chelle Uecker)  
  Link Between Happiness and Excellence (Speaker: Karen Westover)  
  Medically Assisted Treatment (Speaker: Orman Hall)  
  Financial Planning for Retirement (Speaker: James De La Torre)  
  Rebuilding (Broken?) Public Trust in State Courts (Speakers: Laurie Dudgeon, Jonathan Mattiello, and Jesse Rutledge)  
Thursday, July 16    
  Keynote Address: The Neuroscience of Decision-Making in Court Management: Part I, Defining the Challenges (Speaker: Kimberly Papillon)
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  Exposing & Correcting an American Tragedy: The Absence of Affordable, Accessible Civil Justice (Speakers: Hon. Jerome Abrams, Hon. Jennifer Bailey, and Hon. Gregory Mize)  
  How High Performing Courts Use Their Websites to Engage the Public (Speakers: Jenny Bunch, Brett Howard, Casey Kennedy and Robin Sweet)  
  Human Resources Update (Speakers: Justin Capps and Jason McGinnis)  
  Keynote Follow Up: The Neuroscience of Decision-Making in Court Management: Part II, Concrete Solutions (Speaker: Kimberly Papillon)
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  Managing Counselors and Mediators (Presenter: Billie Jo Garcia)  
  Will Courts Be Customer Driven in the Future?: Managing for Superior Customer Service (Speakers: Jude Del Preore and Nina Thomas)  
  Closing Plenary/End Note Session (Endnote speakers Sarah Brown-Clark and Janet Cornell)
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2015 Midyear Conference, February 8-10
Founded in Tradition, Focused on the Future
Lost Pines, TX

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Monday, February 9  
  Keynote Address: Integrity: The Foundation of Public Trust and Confidence (Presenter: Judge John M. Cleland)
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  Core Competence: Using Data to Demonstrate Accountability and Court Performance (Presenters: Carl Reynolds and Jessica Tyler)
  Emerging Best Practices for Addressing Human Trafficking Involved Cases in the State Courts (Presenters: Miriam Goodman, John A. Martin, Jonathan Mattielo, and Steven Weller)
  Keynote Followup: Integrity in Your Court: Just How Sure Are You? (Presenter: Judge John M. Cleland)
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  Recent Research on Self-Represented Litigants (Moderator: Renee L. Kimball; Panelists: John M. Greacen, Natalie Knowlton, and Angela Tripp)
  Shared Interest Group #3: Problem Solving Courts: Drug Courts
  What Does the Upsurge in the Numbers of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Entering the United States Mean for the State Courts? (Panelists: John A. Martin, David W. Slayton, and Steven Weller)
  You Want Justice With That? What Court Employees Need to Know (Presenter: Margaret R. Allen)
Tuesday, February 10
  Keynote Address: Keeping the Courts Relevant (Presenter: Rebecca Love Kourlis)
  Bridging the Gap: A Conversation with Non-Profits (Moderator: Scott C. Griffith; Panelists: Elaine Borakove, Rebecca Love Kourlis, Jonathan Mattielllo and Mary McQueen)
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  FACT Forum
  How Court Managers Can Improve Procedural Fairness and Performance of Court Appointed Professionals (Presenters: William M. Delisio and Holly Panetta)
  Successful Collaboration: The Challenges and Opportunities (Speakers: Madelynn Herman and Don Reinhardt)
  E-Filing and Self-Represented Litigants (Speaker: Michael L. Bridenback, Karl E. Thoennes III and Kent V. Wirth)
  Our Culture and Our Courts (Speakers: Peter C. Kiefer and Phillip Knox)
  Sovereign Citizens: Current Trends and Solutions (Presenters: Jude Del Preore, Michelle Smith, and Nina Thomas)
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  Teaching Due Process to Court Staff: How and Why? (Speaker: Nancy Fahey Smith)
  Conference Endnote (Speakers: Kevin J. Bowling and Jude Del Preore)
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2014 Annual Conference, Juy 13-17
Embracing the Courts of the Future
Scottsdale, AZ

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                Monday, July 14
  Keynote Address: NextGen@Work: Bringing out the Best in Every Generation (Presenter: Seth Mattison)
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  Court Leadership Institute of Arizona Program Model (Presenters: Kent BattyDon JacobsonJohn Meeks, and Jeff Schrade)
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  Future of the Courts: 2025 – Looking Out on the Horizon (Presenters: Nicole GarciaPeter Kiefer, and Phil Knox)
  How Judges Are Mastering the Shift from Paper to Electronic Files (Presenters: Judge Amy Clark Meachum and Judge Mark Singer)
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  Judge-Executive Teamwork in Times of Stress (Presenters: Deni ButlerHon. Ann I. Jones and Presiding Judge David S. Wesley)
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  Keynote Follow up (Presenters: Seth Mattison)
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  MSU Caseflow Management (Presenters: Janet Cornell and Marcus Reinkensmeyer
  Collaborative Leadership: Considerations for Transitioning to Mandatory Electronic Filing (Presenters: Casey Kennedy and David Slayton)
  COSCA White Paper – To Protect and Preserve: Standards for Maintaining and Managing 21st Century Court Records (Presenters: Gregory Linhares and Nial Raaen)
  Diagnosing and Improving the Management of DUI Caseloads in Scottsdale: The High Performance Court Framework in Action (Presenter: Julie Dybas)
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  The Next Generation Courts - Planning for the Future (Presenter: Tracy "T.J." BeMent)
  Women in Trial Court Leadership: Struggles and Successes (Moderator: Chief Presiding Judge Roxanne Song-Ong Panelists: Chief Justice Rebecca BerchHon. Pamela DembeMary McQueen, and Patricia Tobias)
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  Cradle to Crayons: Dependency Case Management (Presenters: Hon. Colleen McNally and Sheila Tickle)
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  Culture of Change: After Reengineering (Presenters: Alan Carlson and Laura Klaversma)
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  The Big Bang: A Theory on Balancing the Expectations of Delivering Services in a Diverse Future (Presenters: Janet Cornell and Mark Dalton)
  Circle Peacemaking: A Timeless Practice Becomes Trendy
  Women in Trial Court Leadership: Struggles and Successes
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Tuesday, July 15
  Keynote Address: Productive Pairs- Lessons from the Ark
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  Emerging Specialty Courts: Strategies for Building Successful Partnerships
  Ethics and the Court Manager – Presiding Judge Partnership
  Managing Notorious Trials in the Media Spotlight
  Policy: The Missing Building Blocks in Technology Projects
  Sparking Lasting Caseflow Improvements: Lessons from the Trenches
  Addressing Human Trafficking
  Building and Using Electronic "Judicial Dashboards" to Reduce Case Delay
  Monetary Court Order Enforcement: A Systemic Approach
  National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) Curriculum Resources
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  Defending Your Courtroom
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  New Self-Represented Services: Limited License Legal Technicians
  The Science Behind and Need for Evidence Based Sentencing and Probation
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Wednesday, July 16
  Moral Reconation Therapy® — An Innovative Approach to Reducing Recidivism
  Pathways to Wellness: A Blueprint for Solving Problems in the Community
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Thursday, July 17
  Keynote Address: Embracing the Courts of the Future: Why Diversity Should Matter to Courts
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  Educational Self-Help: Creating Access to Justice in a Multi-Cultural Community
  Equal Justice Through Technology
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  Facing the Challenges of an Electronic Court Environment: The Arizona Experience
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  Language Access: Building on Success for the Future

2014 Midyear Conference, February 9-12
Embracing the Courts of the Future
Savannah, GA

Presentation Materials
Monday, February 10  
Keynote Address: Leading for Results for 2020 and Beyond (Middleton)
Keynote Follow-Up: Civility and Diversity for 2020 and Beyond (Middleton)
The Court Administrator: Preparing Future Skills (Cornell)
Advocacy for Court Funding (Dudgeon, Erenberg, Rutledge)
Operational-Based Performance Measure: Ensuring Quality in Changing Times (Ouren)
Shared Interest Group #1: Immigration and LEP (Thoennes III)  
Shared Interest Group #2: Court Trends in 2025 (Kiefer, Cornell)
Shared Interest Group #3: Access to Justice through Court Technology (FACT)  
Future of Courts 2025: The Next Big Thing
KSA for Leading and Managing a Diverse Workplace (Roosevelt)
The Science Behind Employee Motivation (Griller)
Innovation Applied - Preparing for the Future (Chatz)
Tuesday, February 11
Keynote Address: Courts as Conversations: An Argument for Increased Engagement by Court Leaders (Graff)  
The State of New Media and the Courts: Understand, Manage, and Prepare for the Future (Davey, Salaz)
Future Trends: Courtroom Videoconferencing (Imholte, Lahey, Thoennes III)
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Courthouse Design in the City of Streets and Squares/Meeting the Next Generation of Needs for Chatham County GA (Barnard, Karpf, Sapp)
Re-engineering: A Different Perspective (Iverson, Olson)
Extrajudicial Speech: A Way for Courts to Talk to the Press in the New Media Age (Mackenzie)
Procedural Justic for Self-Represented Litigants (Slayton)
The Jetsons Go To Court (Gruen)
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2013 Annual Conference, July 14-18
"Court Management 2.0"
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas



2013 Midyear Conference February 10-12, 2013
"Making Tough Choices and Coping with Change"
 Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
 Los Angeles, California


2012 Annual Conference July 15–19, 2012
"Promoting Improved Court Leadership and Governance"
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, Florida


2012 Midyear Conference February 5-7, 2012
"Transformative Governance and Leadership"
Minneapolis, Minnesota


2011 Annual Conference July 10-14, 2011
Joint Conference with the National Association of State Judicial Educators
"Pushing the Boundaries: Coming Together to Strengthen and Support the Administration of Justice"
Red Rock Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Attendees List is available in the Members Only section

2011 Midyear Conference
February 6-8, 2011
"Looking Back and Thinking Ahead: The NACM National Agenda" Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland


2010 Annual Conference
July 20 – 24, 2010
“Wisdom in Action: Proven Court Practices”
New Orleans, Louisiana


2010 Midyear Conference
January 31 – February 2, 2010
“Court Space, Security, and Emergency Planning”
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs


2009 Annual Conference
July 7 – 11, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts


2009 Midyear Conference
March 8-10, 2009
“The Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts”
Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
Portland, OR


2008 Annual Conference
July 13-17, 2008 
Anaheim Marriott Hotel 
Anaheim, California


Presiding Judge Nancy Wieben Stock






NACM President Paul Burke (left) and Past President Skip Chesshire congratulate Chesshire Award recipient Mark Stodola.

The 2008 Justice Achievement Award was presented at Tuesday’s opening. Representatives from the Superior Court of California, counties of Butte, Glenn, and Tehama accepted the award for their Self-Help Assistance and Referral Program (SHARP).

Paul Burke (right), NACM’s outgoing president, passes the gavel to Marcus Reinkensmeyer, the 2008-2009 president.


2008 Midyear Conference
March 9-11, 2008
“Public Perceptions, Community Collaboration and Funding of the Courts”
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC


2007 Annual Conference
July 8-12, 2007 
Fairmont Chicago Hotel 
Chicago, Illinois

  • Attendee and Guest List is available in the Members Only Section
  • Speaker Handouts


On July 12, NACM’s 2006-2007 president, Skip Chesshire (right), passed the
gavel to Paul Burke, NACM’s 2007-2008 president. 


2007 Midyear Conference
February 11-13, 2007
The Roosevelt Hotel
New York, New York


2006 Annual Conference
July 9-13, 2006
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


2006 Midyear Conference
January 29-31, 2006
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colorado


2005 NACM Annual Conference
July 10-14, 2005
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco, California


2005 NACM Midyear Conference
February 12-15, 2005
Beau Rivage Hotel
Biloxi, Mississippi


2004 NACM Annual Conference
July 11-15, 2004 
Gaylord Opryland Texan Resort and Convention Center
Grapevine, Texas